Job Description

Per Diem

Shift: Varies from 8 am to 4pm

Days: Varies including weekends.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Care Management Home Care, performs a wide range of home health services.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Monitors resident condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise. 
  • Supports residents by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands. 
  • Assists residents by providing personal services, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. 
  • Helps residents care for themselves by explaining use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene. 
  • Helps family members care for the resident by explaining appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the resident; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping. 
  • Records resident information by making entries in the resident journal; notifying nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions. 
  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following asepses standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards. 
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities. 
  • Protects La Posada by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements. 
  • Prepares and serves simple modified diets according to instruction and assists with feeding as necessary. 
  • Assists with toileting, including use of bedpan, commode or toilet. 
  • Assists with transfers and ambulation including use of cane, walker, and wheelchair.  
  • Assists with medication reminders as specified on plan of care. 
  • Provides routine skin care. 
  • Measures and records vital signs 
  • Collects routine specimens. 
  • Obtains residents weight 
  • Assist residents in performing maintenance exercise programs. 
  • Cares for male external catheter. Assists with the emptying of indwelling catheter care bag. 
  • Assists the self-directing resident with the changing of a urinary diversion appliance or dressing when the ostomy is mature and stable. 
  • Completes other duties as assigned within the scope of practice. 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

 Education:  High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Preferred

 Experience: One-year recent experience as a CNA in a supervised setting or HHA

Certifications & Licenses: CNA License preferred